Gov. Granholm Unveils Budget Proposal

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Governor Granholm's 2006 spending plan would have doctors paying a tax to help the state get more federal money for Medicaid patients.

Also, spending on public education from the school aid fund would grow to nearly $13 billion. Schools would receive $175 more per pupil for elementary, middle school and junior high students and $225 more for high school students.

Details on how Granholm would fill a $382 million gap in the current budget year were presented to state lawmakers Thursday.

Granholm's office says the $8.9 billion general fund would be balanced by eliminating $390 million in tax exemptions.

The plan includes higher fees for liquor licensees.